University of Toronto recently issued the following announcement.
Is Losing Your Words a Sign of Losing Your Mind? Language in Healthy Aging and Dementia
May 24, 2018
Everyone over the age of 40 occasionally experiences the so called ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ phenomenon, which is a frustrating and sometimes embarrassing instance of an inability to find a desired word. The frequency of these instances increases with age. Many wonder if this typical aging or if there is something to worry about!? While usually this is just a benign case of a momentary failure in word finding abilities, in some cases it may be a sign of atypical aging, such as mild cognitive impairment or dementia. This presentation will delineate the difference and offer tips on how to maintain language abilities in aging.
Rehabilitation Sciences Buidling
500 University Avenue, Room 132
Pascal van Lieshout, Ph.D. Professor & Chair
Original source: https://medicine.utoronto.ca/event/losing-your-words-sign-losing-your-mind-language-healthy-aging-and-dementia